Grateful Dead Live at Paramount Theater on 1972-07-25
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- Grateful Dead
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The Promised Land, Sugaree, Me And My Uncle, Bird Song, Black Throated Wind, Cumberland Blues, Jack Straw, Big Railroad Blues, El Paso, Tennessee Jed, Playing In The Band, Loser, Beat It On Down The Line, Casey Jones
He's Gone, Greatest Story Ever Told, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Mexicali Blues, Truckin' > The Other One Jam > Drums > The Other One > Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, Sing Me Back Home, Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away
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|Me And My Uncle|
|Black Throated Wind|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|Playing In The Band|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Greatest Story Ever Told|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|The Other One ->|
|Sing Me Back Home|
|Not Fade Away ->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
|Not Fade Away|
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- The levels are somewhat brickwalled, but it's not noticeable
-- The beginning of Casey Jones is cut, not much missing
-- We only have the last 2 minutes of Sugar Magnolia
-- I can confirm that the lineage is correct (huge upgrade)
- 2013-03-05 02:25:38
- Dat (Sony R500) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 -> FLAC
- Portland, OR
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Paramount Theater
Subject: Phil Sings!
Subject: Amazing TOO
Subject: Source Upgrade
Subject: Samson & Delilah Jam
Subject: Wish we could give 10 stars!
Subject: No Matrix Necessary, No Secret Ballots
This board recording has special properties (bet it would sound even better in a lossless format). You can hear the room. The vocal mics are hot. It's a great mix, especially at first, with Bob and Phil's vocals and Billy's drums a bit higher up than they are in most boards -- I like 'em like that. The bass may be a tad low for some tastes and the occasional vocal distortion may offend. The balance between Jerry and Bob's guitar is okay, although I could almost always use a bit more volume on Bobby's guitar (especially for this show).
The show is somewhat enhanced (or marred) by tuning difficulties. The Dead are experiencing some "equipment issues."
The audience, clearly, is jacked out of their heads and you can hear 'em losing their shirts, especially between songs.
Some of the funniest audience banter ever between Sugaree and Me and My Uncle.
Bird Song is tight. Tighter than Veneta, but looser than most of the Europe 72 and pre-Europe versions.
Jerry's out of tune and struggling during parts of Black Throated Wind but it doesn't seem to be bothering Bob none.
Sounds like Bob breaks a string in Cumberland. A couple minutes of tuning follow. It's difficult to tell if someone's instrument is malfunctioning ... Jerry did eventually hang up that Alligator Strat because, in part, it kept drifting out of tune.
Loser seems like it might go off the rails but of course it doesn't.
The Playin' is gorgeous and intense, as it almost always was during this era.
Following He's Gone, an absolutely incredible version of Greatest Story Ever Told gets the audience energy level right back where it was when the show began. The band follows it up with an unusually groovy, slow-tempo China Cat. It's almost languid! Rider alternates between some impassioned vocals (Phil!) and instrumentals where the rhythm section really carries the day.
Allegedly the rest of the show is pretty interesting as well, but can you really trust any of these reviews? A lot of those songs later in the set are the repetitive ones that get weird or boring really quickly. < = joke
Take your time with this one. Start from the beginning. Turn it up LOUD. Don't be afraid to leave the room or turn it off if you starts to freak you out or if you just don't want to hear any version of Beat It On Down the Line. Individual people in the audience walked out on the Dead all the time because it was too much, even (or especially) in 1972. Their minds stopped being capable of processing the awesomeness of what was happening, probably from sheer exhastion. Then, after finding some space in the hallway or lobby and chilling out for a while, maybe rapping with some friendly sane person, some of those audience members would wander back towards the stage for additional mindwhipping.
Subject: well... it's just... WOW!!!
A note on the 4 stars I gave this show: these are 1972 stars, so while this could very easily be counted as a 5 star show, I had to judge it against other shows from this year, which is not an easy thing to do considering how spectacular they are. So, enjoy this one yourself & wallow in the cosmic greatness of the Grateful Dead doing what they did best.
Subject: Ephiphanies do happen
Subject: Almost St. Stephen in The Other One
Subject: greatest "The Other One" ever
Thanks for sharing!